The De-Amalgamation Debate

“The De-Amalgamation Debate”
Panel 2 of Discussing Division

The Institute without Boundaries, in collaboration with Arup, would like to invite you to join us at the second panel of a three part presentation entitled DISCUSSING DIVISION.

On Thursday April 16th, THE DE-AMALGAMATION DEBATE will examine the current state of Toronto, the Megacity, by challenging models for distributed services, increased regional connectivity, and exploring the tension between consolidated power and local responsiveness.

Stefan Krzeczunowicz– Senior Consultant specializing in municipal finance & management, Hemson Consulting
Alan Redway– Former Mayor of East York and Author of Governing Toronto
David Rider– Writer for Toronto Star, Urban Affairs
Enid Slack– Professor and Director of Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance, U of T
Moderated by Christopher Pandolfi, IwB

Thursday, April 16th
Panel at 7pm, Doors open at 6:30pm
GBC School of Design, Room 108
230 Richmond Street East, Toronto

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.


Currently in year 02 of a five-year Regional Ecologies project, the Institute has been exploring the concept of division as natural, social, and built boundaries between power and access. During this panel we will be exploring the benefits and shortcomings of centralization of services while asking ourselves the following; Is Toronto better functioning as a megacity or does it create further divisions within the city? With new models for distributed services, energy and increased connectivity is it time to de-amalgamate? Can we promote local responsiveness rather than pushing for consolidated power and influence?